A few months after Doug and I moved to South Carolina, we
bumped into an old NJ friend at the St. Sarkis Food Festival in Charlotte, NC. What
a surprise it was to see our friend Andy, whom we hadn’t seen in 50 years!
miles from us – but just across the state line. We’ve gotten together several
times sharing good (Armenian) food and stories of decades gone by.
lunch and a tour of the nearby Alphabet Museum, a truly interesting place!
an array of very impressive displays. You can imagine how delighted we were to
see the Armenian alphabet exhibit featuring Mesrob Mashdots! His greatest
achievement was inventing and systematizing the Armenian alphabet in 406 AD.
|A bust of Mesrob (Mesrop) Mashdots at the Alphabet Museum, Waxhaw, NC|
dessert and coffee. Since it’s officially apple season, my contribution to the
meal was an apple galette – a French version of an apple pie. I realize it’s
not an Armenian recipe, but at least it was made by one!
and Easy Apple Galette
sheet of puff pastry (I used the pie crust)
a combination of Honey Crisp and Fuji apples)
sweetness of the apples, and, your own preference)
circle. Place it on an ungreased baking sheet; cover with plastic wrap and
refrigerate for 30 minutes.
tossing gently to coat apples.
apples in a mound in the center of the crust, leaving a 2-inch border of dough.
loosely as you go. Leave the apples in the center uncovered.
over the crust and apples, if you like.
carefully slide it onto a wire rack to cool completely. Carefully transfer the
galette onto a serving platter.
its own, but may also be served with freshly whipped cream or a good-quality